24 August is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years). There are 129 days remaining until the end of the year.
Behind the scenes
- 1924: Jimmy Gardner, who played Ernie Prang in the film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is born.
- 1957: Stephen Fry, the British actor who narrates the UK editions of the Harry Potter audio books, is born.
- 1988: Rupert Grint, the actor who plays Ron Weasley, is born.
- 1988: Shaun Andrews, a member of British Parkour team 3RUN who portrayed a snatcher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, is born.